SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he wants an open records law passed by the Legislature earlier this month repealed and replaced before it becomes effective.
Herbert says in a statement Monday that House Bill 477 must be fixed, although he does not say what should replace it.
The bill, passed in less than a week, makes text messages of legislators private and significantly increases the cost of open records requests.
The changes do not become effective until July 1. The governor and legislators have promised to revise the bill before that day based on input from a group of journalists, legislators, and government officials.
Members of the group are expected to be announced Monday.
House Republicans are meeting in a closed caucus Monday morning to discuss the bill.